When it comes to interviews, timing is everything. In today’s fast-paced world, both candidates and employers expect a quick turnaround when it comes to interview outcomes and feedback. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. In fact, studies have shown that the average time it takes for employers to provide feedback to candidates is a whopping 10 days!
That’s far too long. Not only does it leave candidates in the dark about their status, but it also increases the chance that they will accept another offer in the meantime. In fact, studies have shown that candidates are 71% more likely to accept a job offer if they receive feedback within two days of their interview.
So, what’s the solution? How can hospitals and other healthcare organisations improve their communication with candidates?
Communication is Key
The first step is to ensure that all members of the interview team are on the same page when it comes to communication. Ideally, the lead interviewer or hiring team should reach out to the candidate within two days of the interview to provide feedback.
It’s also important to remember that feedback shouldn’t just be a yes or no answer. It should be detailed and specific so that candidates know what they did well and what areas need improvement. By providing this level of feedback, you put yourself in a better position to secure top talent.
Be Prompt With Offers
In addition to providing prompt feedback, it’s also important to make job offers quickly. The sooner you can get an offer in front of a candidate, the better. Remember, you’re not the only one interviewing them! If you wait too long, there’s a good chance they will have already accepted another offer.
To conclude, the takeaway here is simple: when it comes to interviews, promptness is key. It should underpin a hospital’s recruitment strategy. Whether it’s providing feedback or making an offer, speed is everything. By being responsive and communicative, you significantly increase your chances of securing top talent for your organisation.